Alhough I am still behind on finishing my pieces for the 2008 Bead Journal Project I have completed a piece that will be part of the upcoming juried show at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, MI. The show will run from November 1 thorough November 3o. The reception for the show will be held on Friday, November 13 from 6 -8 PM.
The show is composed of collaborative pieces of wearable art created by bead makers from Glass Act (the guild of glass bead makers from Southeast Michigan) and designers from the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild. Below is a photo of the entry submitted by myself and the bead artist I worked with, Cindi. The name of the piece is 'Swimming School'. It consists of fish beads and various diameter round beads made by Cindi as well as Bali siver turtles, seed beads , shell and semi-precious stone chips. It is asymetrical, with one side being three stranded and the other a single strand. The piece is being sold for $390 and the proceeds will be split between the local Gilda's Club and Cindi's son's school band fund.